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04-21-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By tiger1964

That's funny! Or perhaps not! Anyway, the...

That's funny! Or perhaps not!

Anyway, the whole point is to not need zip ties...
04-19-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By tiger1964

Bar-con cable management

In another topic, where I suspect it was not seen, I posted "First time dealing with barcons in so many decades. After the rebuild the SunTour shifters seem to work really well — but the cable...
04-02-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By tiger1964

I've been meaning to ask the owner if the bike...

I've been meaning to ask the owner if the bike could possibly be that new -- anyway, serial numbers don't lie.

Regardless, I have started reassembly, as you might see by the attached photo. In two...
04-02-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By tiger1964

Very useful! OK, finally, I have an axle and,...

Very useful! OK, finally, I have an axle and, after some torch heat, got the locknuts/cones off the old axle. OLD on the wheel, as it was, was 122mm, and the frame measured 126mm. So, I tried a 4mm...
04-01-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By tiger1964

OK, the bike is “assembled” now, really only...

OK, the bike is “assembled” now, really only still needing a water bottle and cage; that said, I need to go over the bike 100% (and then some) making sure every bolt is tight and correctly adjusted....
04-01-24, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By tiger1964

And of course you know as you provided them,...

And of course you know as you provided them, these are the 6-speed Sachs freewheels. I'll check back in once I get further into this -- once I have an axle! There's a chance this will become...
03-29-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,838
Posted By tiger1964

That was me. :o The original name was partly...

That was me. :o The original name was partly worn off but, with Velobase's help, apparently a Suntour Alpha-5000. I'm not sure if I've ever seen anything aluminum take a polish that well...
03-28-24, 05:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By tiger1964

Bishops should be SunTour -- because they go on a...

Bishops should be SunTour -- because they go on a slant.
03-27-24, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By tiger1964

A bit late now, but I like the vertical...

A bit late now, but I like the vertical orientation of the FD decal on the photo you showed.



Sorry! Hence the “Trompe L’oeil” label.;) In another topic, I am 'restoring' a friend's Peugeot and...
03-27-24, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By tiger1964

Best Simplex derailleurs ever?

Not finding the Simplex “Trompe L’oeil” series front and rear derailleurs in Velobase, but......
03-24-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By tiger1964

Enough hot pepper flakes, and it will be...

Enough hot pepper flakes, and it will be quick-release. ;)
03-22-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By tiger1964

I keep thinking of this image, which implies...

I keep thinking of this image, which implies "three o'clock"
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03-22-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
Posted By tiger1964

I was just told about this; however, I do not...

I was just told about this; however, I do not have any AX (or other Shimano, for that matter) levers. That said, for some other brands of classic/vintage levers, hoods can be hard to find -- MAFAC...
03-18-24, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By tiger1964

Last month (?) I sent Bike Tires Direct a link to...

Last month (?) I sent Bike Tires Direct a link to BikeInn's pricing and asked if they could match it; they said they could not but could get closer (IIRC, $57 each and I needed six tires). I took...
03-15-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By tiger1964

Pretty good video.:thumb: I have almost zero...

Pretty good video.:thumb:

I have almost zero confidence of (a) reassembly without a set of snap-ring pliers, or (b) the local auto parts store of Home Depot having small ones, so I ordered a set...
03-13-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By tiger1964

I finally bolted a few things together! With two...

I finally bolted a few things together! With two frames treated with Frame Saver on the inside to prevent corrosion, I had to really scrub to get any residue off the outside. I installed the headset,...
03-03-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By tiger1964

For easier application of FrameSaver?

For easier application of FrameSaver?
02-08-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,158
Posted By tiger1964

That explains a lot, because otherwise :troll: ...

That explains a lot, because otherwise :troll:

Hmm, maybe someone should engineer some C&V-appropriate reflectors, with polished aluminum surrounds and mounting bands and stainless-steel...
02-08-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By tiger1964

Just got home from shopping, spied the bike...

Just got home from shopping, spied the bike stands at Lidl ($35) but not Aldi; these were not in the weekly flyers but there they were. YSMV (Your Store May Vary)
02-07-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By tiger1964

I keep asking this question, and would really...

I keep asking this question, and would really like to know -- stated size of seat post bolt... is that the minimum grip, or the maximum, or...???
02-06-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By tiger1964

Moonshiner? Where do you fit the 100-gallon tank?...

Moonshiner? Where do you fit the 100-gallon tank? (My mother's 2nd husband was once in the -- ahem -- "beverage distribution" line of work)
02-05-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By tiger1964

Update: Photo of some components after not only...

Update: Photo of some components after not only cleaning, polishing and coating, but reassembly (finally!) Actually, parts from all three of the winter projects: Falcon, Legnano and Falcon (but I...
02-05-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,534
Posted By tiger1964

Pretty sure I have a Schwinn-Approved version of...

Pretty sure I have a Schwinn-Approved version of that WL-TB in one of my parts boxes; the OP is welcome to it, but IIRC it puts out about the same number of lumens as taping some fireflies to your...
02-05-24, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,237
Posted By tiger1964

I got lucky and was able to empty the box and...

I got lucky and was able to empty the box and clean up before the OA damaged the tiles on my porch (unlike the last time I tried this :() Three cans of the rubberized undercoating arrive today and...
02-03-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By tiger1964

Very nice! I presume one cannot tap the...

Very nice!

I presume one cannot tap the braze-ons to accept Campy wing nuts (frankly, I do not know the diameters or thread pitch, so...)? Or, at least, find earlier Huret ones that are all-metal,...
01-27-24, 07:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By tiger1964

So that's what they look like! My brother's 1935...

So that's what they look like! My brother's 1935 had been already repainted when I first saw it in 1960. I should send him this photo.

Wow, that's a lot of room over the cabinets (and a good use...
01-26-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,748
Posted By tiger1964

I finally used mine, sorry no photos quite yet....

I finally used mine, sorry no photos quite yet. Campy NR downtube shifters, every part cleaned up beautiful except the chrome rusted off from the face of the "wing nuts". The chrome pen did a great...
01-25-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tiger1964

I've e-mailed my old friend for whom I am...

I've e-mailed my old friend for whom I am restoring his old Peugeot this winter. No promises. But if it were my bike, and any way I could fit in a Medium (and he can)...
01-23-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By tiger1964

Brother P-Touch?

Brother P-Touch?
01-21-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By tiger1964

I would not dispute that. I do have two Falcons...

I would not dispute that. I do have two Falcons here form the same year, one is straight-gauge and one butted, both with wraparound seat stays.
01-20-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks to Classic & Vintage bike forum members...

Thanks to Classic & Vintage bike forum members “marius.suiram (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/marius-suiram-373263.html)” and “AdventureManCO...
01-18-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By tiger1964

Hollow axle? Run a wire/rod through the center...

Hollow axle? Run a wire/rod through the center and measure, then subtract for the exposed outside ends outboard of the locknuts?
01-17-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By tiger1964

Is there a best idea for removing battered...

Is there a best idea for removing battered Reynolds decals on the frame and (chromed) forks? The rest of the decals look OK. These are the versions with French text.



That's the biggest area of...
01-15-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,719
Posted By tiger1964

Possibly as bad as finding anything in polished...

Possibly as bad as finding anything in polished brass.:troll: Which could also be an interesting motif from bike-display stuff.
01-12-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,371
Views: 563,432
Posted By tiger1964

Half of the fun is decoding your posts without...

Half of the fun is decoding your posts without the benefit of AI...:roflmao2:
01-10-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By tiger1964

Actually, no. :) Waiting to see what appears! ...

Actually, no. :) Waiting to see what appears!



Looks good. I should have read closer, that's the stem, but not the bars. Viable, but I am still watching! :)
01-08-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By tiger1964

I know this is an old thread. Well, I just...

I know this is an old thread. Well, I just finished a copy my wife gave me for Christmas, literally a "cannot put it down" book. True, a few things I did not care for, like (a) I am not convinced...
01-05-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By tiger1964

I eventually cheated and used my cable cutter, it...

I eventually cheated and used my cable cutter, it worked fine; should have tried that before hurting my hands so much!

A few weeks on, I took time off for the holidays, and now I have lots of cups...
12-26-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,839
Posted By tiger1964

My Gran Sport has been Campified at some point in...

My Gran Sport has been Campified at some point in the ancient past, but the seat post clearly says 27.2 on it.



Or its distant cousin, the automotive brake cylinder hone. I now use this on...
12-26-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe we should start a write-in campaign via...

Maybe we should start a write-in campaign via Aldi's (Lidl's too) "contact us" on their website... not that I've found either particularly responsive.
12-25-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,483
Posted By tiger1964

I just got "The Dancing Chain"... I cannot wait...

I just got "The Dancing Chain"... I cannot wait to read it!
12-17-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By tiger1964

Followed closely by wireless steering?

Followed closely by wireless steering?
12-15-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By tiger1964

Someone needs to develop one of these shaped to...

Someone needs to develop one of these shaped to look like a Silca frame pump. :50:
12-15-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By tiger1964

I bet if that was offered in Celeste, they would...

I bet if that was offered in Celeste, they would sell. ;) Mine, my wife bought me the black plastic version :cry: but, honestly, it works very well.
12-13-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm, I wonder why you think that -- I would think...

Hmm, I wonder why you think that -- I would think my application would be exactly what this device is for. Are you thinking it will remove too much, or too little?



On this unit, the...
12-13-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By tiger1964

Vibratory "tumbler", purchase and use for bike parts

With a fairly large accrual of small parts for this winter’s projects, and the condition of the finish varies (uh, yeah), after pulling everything out of the ultrasonic cleaner that would fit inside,...
12-12-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By tiger1964

Still have not selected a route; back in 1974,...

Still have not selected a route; back in 1974, there were almost zero miles of trail around here and we rode on public highways that now have 50 more years of traffic congestion.




My 1974...
12-11-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,888
Posted By tiger1964

3. Cut the 1-piece crank in half, weld on metal...

3. Cut the 1-piece crank in half, weld on metal to each part so there's a male/female join, secured once assembled via a bolt inserted in the hole on the underside of the BB?
12-08-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By tiger1964

Currently ultrasonic cleaning the various small...

Currently ultrasonic cleaning the various small parts.



Thanks, I'll be careful. Might have to file a slot a bit. Regardless, there was something in terms of a rear brake on the bike when new....
12-06-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By tiger1964

“Golden Anniversary Ride” bike: 1974 Legnano

I think I mentioned earlier that in 1974, my friends and I all turned 18 and bought “decent” bikes; with next year being the 50th anniversary of that, I am restoring three of those bikes for my...
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